Our beautiful world is a diverse place, and every individual’s experiences are shaped by unique events and circumstances. What moves one person deeply might only annoy or confuse another. That’s why we all have our own paths to follow, each leading to our personal growth and evolution, with its own triggers and own moments of transformation.
Last month I had an argument with my mum. I wasn’t happy about the decision she made and I thought it was hurtful to some people. I meditated on it for a while and realised that who am I to question her decisions? She raised me on her own for the first few years, she made me who I am and now I’m telling her what to do with her life. She’s an adult, she has her own lessons to learn and walk her own path, and why on earth would I interrupt this process?
If you ever see someone struggling along a tough path, it’s natural to want to help. But it’s important to remember that they need space to find their own way. Of course, if they ask for your help, welcome them with open arms. You can share your own experiences or offer advice with love and understanding. But if they don’t ask, respect their autonomy and let them learn from their mistakes, celebrate their successes and failures, and help them to uncover their own truths.
Sometimes, our own egos or desires for control can push us to try to steer others towards our own path. But that’s not fair to them. Everyone has the right to explore their own path to enlightenment. By supporting and celebrating each other’s individual journeys, we not only witness their growth, but also reinforce the value of diversity and independence.
Letting partners be who they are:
In a relationship, it is easy to fall into the trap of trying to change your partner to fit your ideal image of them. However, it is important to remember that your partner is their own person with their own set of values, beliefs, and goals. Trying to force them to conform to your expectations can lead to feelings of resentment and a breakdown in the relationship.
Instead, it is important to accept your partner for who they are and support them in their individual goals and aspirations. This means letting them pursue their interests. It also means giving them the freedom to make their own decisions and trusting that they will make the right choices. Because at the end of the day, that’s who you fell in love with, not your expectation.
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